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Athearn Genesis 2.0 Electro-Motive Division SD70M-2 diesel locomotive

By | May 16, 2022

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white, red, and blue diesel locomotive

2.0 Electro-Motive Division SD70M-2 diesel locomotive

white, red, and blue diesel locomotive
Athearn Genesis 2.0 Electro-Motive Division SD70M-2 diesel locomotive.

Scale: HO (1:87.1)

Price: Direct-current with 21-pin NEM connector, $249.98; with dual-mode SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 sound decoder, $339.98

Era: 2005+ to 2019+ (varies depending on paint scheme)

Manufacturer: Athearn Trains, 2904 Research Rd., Champaign, IL 61822, 800-338-4639, athearn.com

2.0 Electro-Motive Division SD70M-2 diesel locomotive features:

  • All-wheel drive and electrical pickup
  • Celcon handrails
  • Detailed cab interior
  • Detailed fuel tank with fillers, gauges, and breather pipes
  • Flexible rubber m.u. and trainline hoses
  • McHenry scale couplers
  • New light-emitting-diode lighting features, including illuminated number boxes, ground lights, and working marker lights on applicable CN units
  • Removable cab roof
  • See-through cab windows
  • Upgraded tooling with new walkway variants and etched-metal see-through steps
  • Wire grab irons
  • Available now

Road Names: Florida East Coast (RailAmerica scheme in three road numbers), Canadian National (Grand Trunk heritage and CN 25 years in one number each; red, white, and black in two numbers), Norfolk Southern (Thoroughbred scheme in three numbers), Providence & Worcester (orange and brown in two numbers), and Vermont Ry. (red and white in two numbers).

Company Information: Athearn Trains offers model railroad equipment in N and HO scales. The company is part of Horizon Hobby and is based in Champaign, Ill.

Reproduced from Athearn news release December 2020 

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